2017 Catfish Update Meeting

Auburn University – School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

& Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute (AFBI)

December 6, 2017

8:30 a.m. Registration begins

8:50-9:00 Terry Hanson Begin Meeting and Welcome

Joe Tomasso, Director AU School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

Mitt Walker (ALFA) & Sid Nelson (ACP)

9:00-9:10 Alan Wilson “Controlling toxic algal blooms in catfish aquaculture ponds” & new grant

9:10-9:20 Cova Arias “Bioeconomics of Columnaris Disease in Catfish Aquaculture”

9:20-9:30 Terry Hanson “State of the Catfish Industry – 2017”

9:30-9:40 Bill Hemstreet “Disease impact in West Alabama Aquaculture in 2017”

9:40-9:50 Jesse James “2017 West Alabama Vaccine research field trials update”

9:50-10:00 Ben Beck, USDA-ARS, Eric Peatman, AU “Combined Research Summary”

10:00-11:30 Luke Roy (AU/ACES) & Jimmy Avery (MSU-Ext) “Avoiding Residues in Catfish”

11:30-11:50 Roger Barlow and Jeremy Robbins, The Catfish Institute “US Farm-Raised Catfish Promotion Programs”

11:50-12:00 Rex Dunham “Progress in Catfish Genetics”

12:00-12:45 Chef Chris Wilton, John Jensen “Catfish Appetizers”

12:00-12:45 Lunch and Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute (AFBI) Awards

12:45-1:30 Sponsor Recognition – Terry Hanson & Bill Hemstreet (AU)

1:30-1:40 Claude Boyd “Summary of Lauren Jeskovitch’s Split Pond Water Quality Research”

1:40-1:50 USDA APHIS Bird Depredation Update

1:50-2:00 Max Runge, Brittney Goodrich, Robert Page, William Kelley, Jessica Kelton, Kevin Burkett, ACES Farm and Agribusiness team “Who They Are and What They Are Doing”

2:00-2:10 Robert Page “Catfish Quickbooks”

2:10-2:30 Meeting Evaluation & Drawing for Door Prizes

2:30 p.m. Adjourn


Thank you to our Sponsors:  

Greensboro Farmers Co-Op

Dombhart Farms & Catfish Supply

Aercon Technologies, LLC

The Catfish Institute

Harvest Select

ALFA Farmers

Southfresh Farms

Heartland Catfish

Alabama Catfish Feedmill, LLC

Alabama Farm Raised Catfish

Fish-Net Monitoring System

Alabama AG Credity

Alabama Catfish Producers